10 Skelton Place

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An inherited cottage. A body buried in the garden. And a secret spanning three generations. When Saffy’s beloved grandmother, Rose, goes into a care home Saffy learns that she has inherited her Cotswolds cottage. But as work begins on much-needed renovations, the body of a young woman is uncovered in the garden. Who is she? During Rose’s more lucid moments, she reveals snippets of information that Saffy pieces together. And then another body is discovered. As she delves into Rose’s past, Saffy uncovers dark secrets, calling into question everything she thought she knew about her family.

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It was the house of their dreams. Now it’s their worst nightmare . . .

THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER AND CRIME BOOK OF THE MONTH

‘Spine-chilling’ SUNDAY TIMES
‘A well-plotted tale . . . Intriguing. Twisty. Surprising. Touching’ DOROTHY KOOMSON
‘Secrets, skeletons, mothers and daughters – and some absolutely corking twists! A cracking thriller, I loved it’ EVE CHASE
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BODIES FOUND UNDER PATIO

When pregnant Saffron Cutler moves into 9 Skelton Place with boyfriend Tom and sets about renovations, the last thing she expects is builders uncovering a body. Two bodies, in fact.

POLICE INVESTIGATE

Forensics indicate the bodies have been buried at least thirty years, which leads the police to question the cottage’s former owner – Saffy’s grandmother, Rose.

OWNER QUESTIONED

Rose’s Alzheimer’s means her memory is increasingly confused. She can’t help the police – but it is clear she remembers something.

A KILLER AT LARGE?

As Rose’s fragmented memories resurface, and the police dig ever deeper, Saffy fears she and the cottage are being watched . . .

What happened thirty years ago?
What part did her grandmother play?
And is Saffy now in danger? . . .
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‘This book has everything I love: murder, a taut and fiendishly clever plot and nail-biting tension’ EMMA CURTIS

‘Combines a tight, gripping, plot and truly shocking twist, with beautiful writing and emotion. A thriller with a heart’ NUALA ELLWOOD

‘A darkly absorbing mystery’ CRIME MONTHLY

‘Twisty, nail-biting, and utterly absorbing, you won’t be able to put The Couple at No. 9 down’ LOUISE O’NEILL

‘Expansive, emotional, with one of the very best end twists I’ve ever read. Douglas at her heart-stopping best’ GILLIAN MCALLISTER

‘The perfect gripping holiday read’ LESLEY PEARSE

Praise for Claire Douglas

‘Few people do psychological thrillers as claustrophobic and as creepy as Claire Douglas’ Tim Weaver, bestselling author of No One Home

‘Thrillingly tense and twisty’ B. A. Paris, bestselling author of Behind Closed Doors

‘Stunning . . . with a killer twist’ Closer

‘Perfect for fans of The Girl on the Train’ Marie Claire

‘Twisty, exciting yet so very real’ Gillian McAllister, bestselling author of Anything You Do Say

Additional information

Weight 287 g
Dimensions 19.8 × 12.9 × 2.5 cm
Author

Publisher

Imprint

Cover

Paperback

Pages

408

Language

English

Edition

Paperback original

Dewey

823.92 (edition:23)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K

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